Center Republican

Four months ago, living along the Knife River wasn’t anything to celebrate. But since memories of the river’s rowdy spring behavior are beginning to fade into the blue summer sky, residents from Mercer County and beyond are ready to party at the annual Knife River Days Saturday and Sunday in Stanton.

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When school begins this fall, Center-Stanton Schools are expecting an estimated 210 students to walk through the doors. This might sound like a fair number for a rural school district to some. However, for a district that has successfully offered a better than average education for many years, the slowly decreasing number of students is disheartening.

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According to Oliver County Road Supervisor Bruce Nelson, there are about 700 sites on county roads that were damaged this past winter.

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Although she’s only been on the job for a month, Lisa Reichenberg has been very busy learning the duties of Director of Emergency Services of Oliver County. Reichenberg, hired by the Oliver County Commission, began her job June 16, replacing Sally Jons, who resigned after six and a half years on the job.

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If you own a vacant house in Center, chances are a housing inspector has found it doesn’t comply with the International Code of 2006, and you may be asked to formulate a plan on what to do with it.

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As far back as Budd Henderscheid, 85, can recall, he has been filled with a love for airplanes. That love, which began as a mere boy, grew into a dream to soar through the clouds.

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In seven years, the annual American Bikers Aiming Toward Education benefit poker run has helped out individuals who were in great need of financial assistance due to big bills stemming from medical difficulties.

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Center Librarian Milissa Meckle declared the 2009 Center Library Children’s Book Week a huge success with 86 children and 13 junior and senior high school and parent helpers attending.

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Harold and Delma Wilkens, Budd Henderscheid, Louise Pfliger and her daughters Jean, Arlyce, Judy, Claudia, Sheryl and Charlene, were honored last week by the Center Community Club for their lifetime of service to the community.

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Clarence (Mike) Burcham, 44, was arrested June 11 in Center for the 1993 murder of a Moorhead, Minn., woman, Sharon Stafford. Stafford and Burcham were neighbors at the time of her death.

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